Amy Lee on Being a Woman in Music: ‘I Have Fought So Many Fights’

Evanescence

The Evanescence leader discusses her band’s ‘Synthesis album, and the inspiration behind single “Imperfection.”

Thirty years ago, when metal and hard rock ruled the airwaves, the genre had few female artists in the spotlight. During the ’90s, female-fronted bands like Lacuna Coil, Arch EnemyWithin Temptation and Nightwish started building their careers, but no woman in the scene achieved significant mainstream crossover success.

Then in 2003, Evanescence released its major-label debut, Fallen. Breakout track “Bring Me to Life” introduced the Arkansas quintet’s sound: singer-pianist Amy Lee’s siren vocals paired with crunchy guitars and gothic-flavored atmospheres. To date, the album has sold 8 million copies in the United States alone, according to Nielsen Music.

Lee’s success expanded the opportunities for other rock acts featuring women, and since then, groups like ParamoreThe Pretty Reckless and Halestorm have made their mark. Pretty Reckless frontwoman Taylor Momsen, who cites Evanescence as being her first concert when she was about 10 years old, considers Lee an innovator. Continue reading Amy Lee on Being a Woman in Music: ‘I Have Fought So Many Fights’

Amy Lee en el Top 50 Hard Rock + Metal de Vocalistas Femeninas de Todos los Tiempos

Loudwire situa a Amy Lee en el 8vo lugar en el listado de las 50 mujeres vocalistas de bandas hard rock + metal de todos los tiempos. En la cuenta también comparte con Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation), Shirley Manson (Garbage), Gwen Stefani (No Doubt) e incluso las legendarias Joan JettStevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) y Janis Joplin.

El rock and roll, no se tiene ni que decir, es un reflejo de la vida real – incluyendo además que las mujeres suelen tener que trabajar el doble para recibir el reconocimiento adecuado en un mundo dominado por los hombres.

8. Amy Lee (Evanescence)

“With the mega-smash “Bring Me to Life,” from Evanescence’s 2003 debut, ‘Fallen,’ Amy Lee proved that there was room for a highly talented woman in the male-dominated world of 21st century hard rock at the time. But the Arkansas-based vocalist proceeded to make good on her auspicious start, enjoying continued success unto the present day, attaining millions of fans along the way with her distinct, ethereal voice.”

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8. Amy Lee (Evanescence)

“Con el mega-éxito “Bring Me to Life,” del álbum debut de Evanescence del 2003, ‘Fallen’, Amy Lee demostró que había espacio para una mujer de gran talento en el mundo dominado por los hombres del hard rock del siglo 21 en el momento. Pero la cantante originaria de Arkansas procedió a hacer bien en su auspicioso comienza, disfrutando de un éxito hasta el día de hoy, llegando a millones de fans en el camino con su distintiva y etérea voz”.

Fuente: Loudwire